Judas Priest Kick Off “Firepower 2019” Tour at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m.

Heavy Metal icons Judas Priest kick off their highly anticipated “Firepower 2019” tour with special guest Uriah Heep at Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. Judas Priest fan club members can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m., while American Express cardholders can purchase tickets starting Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. Fans can also access presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Judas Priest’s most recent studio album “Firepower,” co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, has become one of the most successful of the band’s career, hitting No. 5 on the U.S. charts.  The “Firepower 2019” tour will feature first-time performances from the 14-track album, as well as fresh classic cuts from across the decades. The tour will also feature a visual stage set and light show.

Throughout their 50-year career, Judas Priest has received numerous accolades including a Grammy for Best Metal Performance, VH1 Rock Honors and a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Comprised of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Ian Hill (bass) and Scott Travis (drums), Judas Priest is responsible for the heavy metal classics “Living After Midnight,” “Breaking the Law” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,” and the albums “British Steel,” “Point of Entry,”  “Screaming for Vengeance,” “Defenders of the Faith,” “Painkiller” and “Nostradamus.”

Tickets cost $130, $85, $60 and $40. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Explore the new Hard Rock Event Center with a 360-degree virtual seat map of the venue at www.myhrl.com.  Doors open one hour prior to show start time. Additional fees may apply.

About Hard Rock Event Center

Hard Rock Event Center is the newly constructed 3,600-seat venue located in the northwest corner of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. As part of the $1.5 billion property expansion, the former Hard Rock Live arena will be razed and replaced with a state-of-the-art 6,500-plus-seat venue in a theater-style configuration, slated to open in 2019. In the interim, a full schedule of concerts, comedy shows and other events will take place in the Hard Rock Event Center. Seminole Hard Rock has hosted some of the hottest musical acts such as John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, George Lopez and the late Robin Williams; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.myhrl.com.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.  It is a world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination that features a AAA Four Diamond-rated luxury hotel; expansive gaming offerings including first-in-class slots, high-stakes table games and South Florida’s premier poker room; spa and fitness center; award-winning dining and nightlife; and the popular Hard Rock Event Center which hosts A-list entertainers, comedy and sporting events. A $1.5 billion expansion slated to open in fall 2019 will bring 638 luxury guestrooms to a first-ever, iconic, guitar-shaped hotel and 168 upscale guest accommodations in an adjacent hotel tower overlooking a lush, “Bora Bora” style, private cabana environment; a 41,000 square-foot Rock Spa®; a 13.5 acre recreational water-focused experience for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding; 30 distinctive  restaurants, bars and lounges; an expanded gaming floor featuring 3,000 slots, 193 table games and a 46-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and 21,000 square feet of new retail space.  The highly anticipated 6,500 seat Hard Rock Live theater-style concert venue will feature headline performances and live broadcast capabilities.  The resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7, (U.S. Highway 441). The resort is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. For more information, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, call 800-937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.

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